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Jill Fehrenbacher
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Lives in New York City
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Radioactive elements from the Indian Point nuclear power plant are most likely seeping right into the Hudson, potentially contaminating the drinking water systems of several towns located along the river route.
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Missouri Team’s Chameleon House is the result of many years of Solar Decathlon experience. This year, Chameleon is certainly a strong contender for the win.
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Team Texas' Solar Decathlon prefab, net zero ADAPT House keeps cool and comfy in the hot desert sun.
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Want to know what are the best electric cars? We've compiled a list of the top 10 electric vehicles, ranging from longest range, to most affordable EV to best hybrid electric commuter car.
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Inhabitots presents a Hushmok giveaway!Enter for a chance to win this beautiful Hushamok baby hammock bassinet worth $492.
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Jennifer Schwab Wangers travels to Bhutan to learn more about Gross National Happiness and sustainable development
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Team Kentukiana recently unveiled their Phoenix House, designed as their entry for this year’s Solar Decathlon Competition.
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Team Santa Clara's Radiant House boasts earth walls and a whole lot of bamboo at the Solar Decathlon in Irvine, California
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Team ASUNM designed SHADE House - a desert-adapted prefab that relies on melting ice for its cooling needs
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Naturepedic designs waterproof, allergy-friendly mattresses made with GOTS certified organic cotton.
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Natura Vive Skylodge, in the Sacred Valley of Cuzco, Peru, invites guests to spend the night in one of three suites suspended 1,300 feet above the ground.
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Our very own Jill Fehrenbacher takes the Chevy Volt for a spin!
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Publish Inhabitat.com
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  • Inhabitat
    Founder, Publisher, 2005 - present
  • Digitas
    Interactive Designer, 1999 - 2005
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New York City
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London, UK - San Francisco, CA - Kathmandu, Nepal - Peliatan, Bali, Indonesia
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  • Columbia University
    Masters of Architecture, 2005 - 2008
  • Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
    MA Design Studies, 2002 - 2003
  • Brown University
    BA Art Semiotics, 1994 - 1998
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If I could give this place zero stars, I would. I didn't actually stay there - despite having booked a room several weeks in advance, because when I showed up at 10pm at night - exhausted from a very long destination wedding I had been attending during the day - I watched the manager give our room away to another couple who had been complaining about a foul smell in their room, and that was the last available room in the hotel, so my husband and I were forced to spend the next several hours driving through the night, almost asleep at the wheel, barely making it back to our home without driving off the road because we were so exhausted. When I arrived at 10pm to check in, I witness another couple arguing with the manager about a bad smell in their room. Then, instead of checking us in, the manager whisks this couple away to another room where I can't hear their conversation, and then pops out to tell me "you need to wait about 10 minutes, because your room isn't ready yet (at 10pm a room isn't ready yet?)", and I ask her "are you trying to put us in this room that this other couple are complaining about?" and she flat out lies to my face and says "no". When I ask her why the room isn't ready yet, at 10pm, she tells me "It is missing something". Super suspicious. 10 minutes later, one of her colleagues tells me our room is ready. We head towards it, super excited to finally be able to go to sleep. When we get inside the room, a nausea-inducing stench fills the air, like death, masked by a ridiculous amount of air-freshner on top of it. I don't even know what the original smell was or what happened in this room, but the chemically air-freshner smell was so strong it would have been impossible to sleep in this room. So, we pick up our bags and head back to the front desk, and on the way we pass the couple who had previously just been arguing with the manager and they say to us "Did they put you in room 144? That was the room we just complained about" - So obviously, yes, indeed the manager just tried to stick us in the room that the other couple had been complaining about. So we get back to the front desk and confront the manager with the fact that she lied to us and she stuck us in the smelly room. She continues to try to deny it until we mention the fact that the other couple had told us what room they were in. Then she gets quiet and starts insisting that they are lying and they were in a different room. But when we ask to be put in this mysterious "other room", she tells us there are no other rooms in the hotel. AT ALL. Long story short, there were no other rooms at all in this hotel, or in any other hotel within 100 miles. I don't know what was going on that night. So it was either sleep in a formaldehyde ether, or drive through the night to get home. It was supposed to be a romantic anniversary weekend getaway and thanks to Hilton it was completely ruined. The manager of this place is dishonest liar and should be fired.
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